2012 – William M. H. Macfarlane Golf Competition
In recent months a number of the members discussed the possibility of organising an annual golf competition, which would be competed for by members of the Lodge.
Brother Stephen McKenna and Jim Cowan PM planned the event, acquired a new trophy and sought permission from Past Master William Mearns Hill Macfarlane to name the trophy after him. He graciously accepted.
It was agreed that the inaugural competition would be played over Port Glasgow Golf Club.
An appropriate venue, as Past Master Macfarlane is a Past Captain of the Golf Club. In 1895, the Founding Club Captain of Port Glasgow Golf Club was John Duncan, a local ship builder, who was the Right Worshipful Master of our Lodge.
On Sunday 12 September 2012, a number of brethren played in a Stableford Competition at Port Glasgow Golf Club.
The weather was kind to us and we all completed the round.
Winner: Stephen McKenna
Runner Up: Jamie Donnelly
Nearest Pin: Jim Donnelly
Longest Drive: Gerald Robertson
At the prize-giving, the presentation of the Trophy was withheld to allow Past Master Macfarlane to be present to do the honours.
Stephen McKenna thanked the members of Port Glasgow Golf Club, the green-keeping staff for the condition of the course and the very pleasant catering staff for the wholesome food. All three contributed to a great day.
On Thursday 5th September 2012, Brother William M. H. Macfarlane PM took great delight in presenting Brother Stephen McKenna with the William M. H. Macfarlane Golf Trophy.
Brother Macfarlane also presented the winner and runner up with personal gift of golf balls and gloves which were very much appreciated. He intimated that he was proud to have his name associated with the golf competition and hoped that it grow from strength to strength over the coming years.
It is intended to play a number of golf rounds each year with several scores contributing to establishing the eventual winner of the trophy.
Full details with be communicated at a later date.